If you’re a professional screenwriter, there is one and only one, software package you need to help you find success in the marketplace:  Final Draft


I have been using Final Draft as my main software writing system for many years as writer and Script Professor and after using version 7 for the past few years, it is a great thrill and a delight to see Final Draft move up to version 8.

The look and feel of Final Draft 8 is refreshed and sleek.  On the Mac, Final Draft runs faster and better than the previous version.  Here’s the lowdown on some of the new features:

If you are serious about writing, then you should not be without the industry standard for script creation. 

Final Draft is proven in the marketplace and it works every single day in New York and Hollywood and beyond. 

Final Draft takes the technicality out of writing a screenplay so you can just concentrate on the writing and the storytelling.  Final Draft is your first, and only, necessary writing partner — and if you’ve been writing without it so far, you may have been surviving, but I guarantee you haven’t been thriving.

Posted by David Boles

David Boles was born in Nebraska and his MFA is from Columbia University in the City of New York. He is an Author, Lyricist, Playwright, Publisher, Editor, Actor, Designer, Director, Poet, Producer, and Boodle Boy for print, radio, television, film, the web and the live stage. With more than 50 books in print, David continues to write 2MM words a year. He has authored over 25K articles and published more. Read the Prairie Voice Archive at Boles.com | Buy his books at David Boles Books Writing & Publishing | Earn the world with David Boles University | Get a script doctored at Script Professor | Touch American Sign Language mastery at Hardcore ASL.

8 Comments

  1. Gordon Davidescu May 6, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    It looks beautiful, David. I will have to give it a try.ūüôā

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  2. Do you have any previous versions of Final Draft, Gordon?

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    1. David,

      Funny how we stumble upon comments to which we have not replied. Sorry! Nearly three years later I still have never had any versions of Final Draft.

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      1. Ha! I better not ask you a follow-up question, then! See you here again in in 2015!

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        1. I’m here early. Hi! I just looked and wow! $250 three years later? I would have thought it would have come down in price since then.

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          1. Welcome, back, stranger!

            Final Draft is the industry standard. They know it. They know we have to buy it. We pay to play and so they price it accordingly for their monopoly. SMILE! I can say that once you bite and buy, the upgrades have been pretty much free and you’re “in the club” so, for me anyway, it was worth every penny.

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